Thursday, March 20, 2014

Morning Quickies

Get your mind out of the gutter!  I'm talking food here!

I've been trying to stay on the healthier side of breakfast foods lately and came across these quick fixes, that I absolutely love!
Avocado Toast
Toast wheat bread. Slice whole avocado. Drizzle with lemon and olive oil. Pinch of red pepper flakes and sea salt. Sometimes I even add a little feta or goat cheese! Enjoy some healthy fats!

Greek Yogurt & Granola
1 Cup greek yogurt. Half banana. Hand full of raspberries. 1 cup granola ( I love Trader Joe's Gluten Free Loaded Fruit and Nuts, it's sooooo good!!). 1 Tablespoon of chia seeds.

Chia Seed Pudding
Chia seed pudding takes a little more pre planning but it's really easy. 
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp sweetener, I like to use agave but you can use honey or maple.
Mix all, cover and leave in fridge for about an hour. Check on it after an hour and stir so it doesn't get lumpy. You may return it back to the fridge or serve it right away.

Just to give you a little 411 on Chia Seeds:
Chia seeds come from a plant called Salvia Hispanica grown in Mexico dating back to the Mayan and Aztec Cultures. "Chia" means strength! It is said that these mexican cultures used chia seeds in food and beverages for a source of energy. So put down that coffee and pump up the chia seed intake! :)
  • Chia seeds have more calcium than milk
  • More omega 3's than fish oil
  • More antioxidants than blue berries 

For a late afternoon snack when I'm craving something a little sweet I'll add dark chocolate shavings :) Yummmm!


1 comment:

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